The Christmas and New Year holiday season is when we can expect Texas DWI lawyers to be extra busy. In that context, it’s important for motorists and partiers to know that in Harris County, an anti-DWI refusal program is currently underway. What this means is that if a motorist is pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving and refuses the breath test, the police can obtain a warrant from judges who are available almost immediately to sign for a forced blood test. The no-refusal program will run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from now until the 2nd of January 2010.
The end of the year is also one that keeps law enforcement authorities and state troopers extra busy, as they crack down on intoxicated drivers across Texas. The 2009 holiday drunk driving crackdown has already begun. Police departments across the state are enforcing DUI laws, and are urging motorists to plan ahead if they intend to drink. Texas DWI lawyers would advise the following, to avoid driving while intoxicated.
- Call for a taxi.
- Ask a friend to drop you home.
- Several states now have professional designated driver services that, for a fee, will pick you up from the venue, and drop you back to your home. Look for these services in your area.
- If you are drinking at a friend or relative’s place, ask if you can sleep over.
Christmas is a week away and, we’re already seeing an increase in drunk driving accidents causing serious injuries. An Amarillo man, who was struck by an alleged intoxicated motorist over the weekend, continues to remain in a serious condition. Philip Don Glover was crossing the street when he was struck by a van driven by the alleged drunk driver. It’s a terrible thing to happen during Christmas time, and our hearts go out to his family.
As both Texas personal injury lawyers and Texas DWI lawyers, we hope that everybody celebrates the season with a sense of responsibility for their own safety, and for the safety of other motorists around.
If you find yourself in need of a personal injury lawyer because you or a loved one was injured by a drunk driver, call the Texas personal injury lawyers at the Kahn Law Firm for a free consultation. And likewise, if you get arrested for suspicion of drunk driving, call the Texas DWI lawyers at the Kahn Law Firm. We understand both sides of DWI accidents and can help. For a free consultation, call us at 713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.